Why is surrogacy so expensive?
A surrogacy journey consists of many professionals with experience in egg donation and surrogacy – including knowledge of surrogacy laws and contracts, as well as the IVF process. Because the surrogacy process can be complex, intended parents should have a solid team of professionals helping them manage their journey. Intended parents are paying for the professionals' or agency's experience in this ever-evolving field. All of this factors into surrogacy costs.
What does a surrogacy agency fee cover?
If you work with a surrogacy agency, you will have to pay a surrogacy agency fee. The agency fee covers many aspects of your surrogacy journey, including:
• Management of your entire journey, from start to finish
• Screening & Matching with your Carrier and Egg Donor
• Journey support
• Trust Account management
• Legal work
Managing a surrogacy journey and all the moving parts can be very time consuming, which is why many intended parents choose to work with – and pay – a surrogacy agency to handle all of the details.
Can I make surrogacy more affordable by doing an independent journey?
Intended Parents who wish to reduce surrogacy costs may opt to do an independent surrogacy journey, in which case they will be responsible for finding their own surrogate, managing the surrogacy process and their journey, coordinating with IVF clinics and local monitoring clinics, and finding their own lawyers to handle legal surrogacy contracts. Please know, pursuing and independent journey does not necessarily mean a cost savings.
Circle offers a reduced-cost program for intended parents who find a surrogate mother on their own. Learn more about our Surrogacy with Your Own Surrogate program.